May 09, 2022

Utahns ‘bear witness’ to the shrinking of Great Salt Lake

This article is published through the Great Salt Lake Collaborative, a solutions journalism initiative that partners news, education and media organizations to help inform people about the plight of the Great Salt Lake. Amid growing concern for the future of a diminishing Great Salt Lake, poets held a vigil on…
May 09, 2022

Are you an informed recycler? Salt Lake City’s Waste Management site will show you the way

With ever dwindling resources, more people are trying to do their part to reduce waste by practicing the three R’s: reduce, reuse, and recycle. We are fortunate in Salt Lake City to have a giant blue bin that is picked up weekly to help us get our recyclable materials where…
May 09, 2022

Native Hawaiians were some of the earliest immigrants to Utah

The first Native Hawaiians to permanently settle in Utah arrived in 1872 as Latter-day Saint converts. Most Native Hawaiians settled in the Warm Springs neighborhood just west of Capitol Hill in Salt Lake City primarily between what is now 200 and 300 West Streets and Reed and Fern Avenues and…
May 09, 2022

Mural reminds residents of their connection to wild lands in Utah

Photos by David Ricketts When Beto Conejo attended the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance (SUWA) grassroots activism retreat in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, he knew that he needed to paint this landscape for the community to enjoy on city streets. So Beto painted the Protect Wild Utah mural which stands brightly…
May 09, 2022

Remembering Jim Fisher – West View mentor, journalism advocate

This past year, the Utah journalism community lost a longtime educator and “old school” journalism figure, James A. Fisher, who died from complications of COVID-19 on October 31, 2021. Jim was one of The West View founders’ earliest mentors and advisors. According to his obituary published in the Salt Lake…
May 09, 2022

In Encanto, Disney showcases authentic Colombian experience

Disney’s 60th animated feature film, “Encanto,” has been making headlines and is trending on social media because of its catchy Lin-Manuel Miranda songs – like “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” – and the very relatable Latino family at the movie’s center. The diverse cast of characters is resonating with diverse…
May 09, 2022

New city initiative supports Glendale residents in improving their neighborhoods

All photos courtesy Love Your Block Love Your Block is a new opportunity from Mayor Mendenhall’s office that engages Westside residents in revitalizing portions of the Jordan River and surrounding neighborhoods, working in partnership with the City’s Public Lands Department and the Homeless Emergency and Response Team. What is the…